Land & Sea Ranger Mentor


Thamarrurr Development Corporation


Wadeye, NT

An exciting opportunity has arisen!

Thamarrurr Development Corporation (TDC) located in Wadeye, NT, is seeking a Ranger Mentor to join our dynamic team of Land and Sea Rangers.

The Thamarrurr Rangers are based in Wadeye and look after the natural and cultural values of a large area of traditionally owned lands in the Western Top End of the Northern Territory. We are responsible for around 18 000km2 of land and over 200km of coastline in the remote area between Cape Scott and the WA border. Our team is comprised mostly of Traditional Owners from the region and we are answerable to the local Indigenous community in all our activities. The Land & Sea Rangers are well established, having operated  continuously for more than 10 years.

Our responsibilities include the culturally appropriate management of fire, feral animals and weeds on the land and we play a compliance role in monitoring recreational and commercial fishing in our sea country. We also facilitate access and help to protect sacred and cultural sites in the region. All our activities are guided by the aspirations and values of the Traditional Owners.

We employ 14-18 local Rangers and a small number of support staff. As part of the Thamarrurr Development Corporation, we benefit from the behind the scenes support of a bigger organisation.

The core duties of the Ranger Mentor is to improve the skill level of the Rangers, specific to conservation and land management work and assist with the day-to-day organisation of ranger activities.

If you love working closely with the local Aboriginal people, have an affinity for land care and conservation, seeking a mostly alfresco work environs and relish the day-to-day challenges of a varied range of duties, then this position will tick your boxes!    

Main duties include:

  • Work closely with the Rangers on a daily basis, helping to identify limits of workplace knowledge, understanding & practice and provide mentoring & coaching to develop & improve skillsets in Ranger work
  • Foster improved practice of safe work procedures and on-the-job risk assessments
  • Support and assist Rangers to complete daily reporting requirements
  • Support & foster independence and leadership in the Rangers
  • Assist in developing the nursery to develop and achieve long term goals
  • Be prepared to travel regularly around the Thamarrurr region including overnight camping where req’d

To be successful you’ll have:       

  • Previous hands-on experience (at least 5 years) in Land Management
  • Tertiary or vocational qualifications in Land Management or qualifications in practical CLM units at Cert IV or higherr
  • Physical fitness and capability to work outdoors in remote NT all year round;
  • Ability to respond appropriately, respectfully and sensitively with members of the Aboriginal Community, government organisations and other partners
  • Excellent organisational & time management skills, the ability to use initiative to problem solve, and work under pressure with little or no supervision
  • Possess a training and development mindset- approach work focused on opportunities for all staff to develop skills and understanding
  • Resilience, patience, cheerfulness and a willing “can-do” attitude.
  • Actively contribute to a safe and respectful workplace 


  • Competitive salary, with a weekly pay
  • 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading, giving you the chance to explore Australian Outback or return home for holidays
  • Full time, fixed term contract (common law), with the opportunity of extension,
  • As we are a Not-for-Profit organisation, maximum salary packaging as it relates to PBIs to reduce tax and increase your take home pay,
  • Remote Area allowances as calculated each year through the ATO
  • $1,500 reimbursement for relocation/repatriation expenses for personal effects,
  • Subsidised, fully furnished accommodation provided
  • Be part of a busy, welcoming community
  • Excellent fishing and outdoor activities on your doorstop
  • Relish in exploring the art & culture, the people and the region
  • Free professional development and training

Essential Licences/ Clearances

  • Hold minimum current Class C NT driver’s Licence
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Northern Land Council Work Permit
  • Ability to obtain Police Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Working with Children Clearance (Ochre card)
  • Must be an Australian/ New Zealand residence or citizen

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